Thursday, August 6, 2015


Book One in Captive Prince Trilogy
January 28th, 2014
Dark Fantasy M/M
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Publisher
4 Hearts

Prince Damen is the heir to the throne of Akielos when he is betrayed by his half brother and sold into slavery. Humiliated, determined to survive, Damen is now stripped of his identity and all who he is and sent to the rival country, Vere, as a pleasure slave. But when the prince of that country, Laurent, buys him, Damen finds him manipulative, beautiful and deadly. The worst of the Court of Vere. But there is more to Laurent than meets the eye and political machinations play out, it will take both Damon and his new master, Laurent, working together to survive this deadly game. But for Damen, he has one rule- never betray who he really is because if the prince new just who he bought well then Damen’s life will be forfeit.

CAPTIVE PRINCE is not for the faint of heart. It’s dark, deadly and full of twists and turns that leave you gasping in the end. This new to me author first wrote this book as a serial story but I was thrilled to see it come out in paperback. Book one is the introduction to Damen and Laurent’s story. The author does an amazing job in creating unique and complex characters that literally step off the pages. They are extremely enjoyable and you can’t help but fall in love with them. The writing is tight, story moves at a nice pace and the reader will get caught up in the world C.S. Pacat has created. The main characters at first hate one another. You can’t help but become enamored by Damen’s predicament, Laurent’s deft weaving around the Vere Court and both their will to survive to live another day. The characters are where the heart of this trilogy is at. They are well written, complex and deftly showing their vulnerabilities but never breaking character. There is no sex in this first volume, which wasn’t much of a hardship as we got to know the characters, their flaws and more.

This is a carefully plotted book. CAPTIVE PRINCE weaves its way around the reader as they flip the pages, getting lost within its pages as you followed Damen and Laurent’s adventures. The ending is not cut and dried and I found I had to know how these two unlikely of characters fared in book two. If you enjoy a dark fantasy story that is full of characters that make you hum with pleasure and events that leave you breathless, then you will enjoy CAPTIVE PRINCE. There are scenes that had me cringing in horror as I flipped the pages of CAPTIVE PRINCE. This is a story that will leave you breathless, eager for more and the cliff hanger ending, well lets just say you are going to want book two right after you finish book one, just to see where these fabulous characters go. I highly recommend it and hope you can take a chance on CAPTIVE PRINCE like I did. You won’t be disappointed.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement

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